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Re: My understanding of the IDE mess, and why it does not make sense to apply the proposed patch

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:30:47AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Thursday 09 March 2006 07:35, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > Looking at
> > the code I cannot see how the native drivers can depend in any way on
> > the ide-generic being loaded before them.
> This has never been the claim. The issue is that the real driver needs to 
> be loaded but that devices will not become visible until after 
> ide-generic is also loaded.

The code has proven this to not be the case for 2.6.15 though.

> So the statement "the ide-generic being loaded _before them_" is incorrect 
> and also does not correspond to what happens in yaird (or 
> initramfs-tools): ide-generic is always loaded last.

We had been trying to load ide-generic always (and it happened to load before
the others) at first, which triggered the DMA bug and ide-generic was then
moved to be loaded last.


Sven Luther

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